We regularly work with some of the coolest people, hands down. Getting to travel to Upper Landing Park in downtown St. Paul, the location where Brian first proposed, the location where Katie and Brian took their wedding photos, and now, the location where we would get to take their maternity photos was so much fun and such a huge honor! The catch? Mother Nature. Mark and I remarked on the way to the portrait session that we should become weathermen, because they get to be totally wrong so often.
We had been watching the radar the entire day, in fact, the entire week! It had said chance of rain at first then said we were good to go on the day of so we marched forward. It wasn’t until an hour before the shoot that then the forecast showed a chance of rain. When we pulled up to the park, it was nice and sunny but we could see the clouds off in the not-too-distant-future. They weren’t little rain clouds for sure. The minute Brian and Katie pulled up we got right to it. We were amazed at how comfortable they were in front of the camera with each other -- check them out, #couplegoals, am I right? They were also super gracious when Lindsay kept saying, “You rocked it!” Then would realize that was their last name and was embarrassed at the fact that it was probably a joke they heard a lot.
We quickly worked with these two in the different spots of the park and while we were down by the river, the temperature all of a sudden took a good drop, so Mark went back to get the umbrellas and we moved closer to the cars to finish up. We had just finished with Katie’s baby bump shot when we it started to do a little more than sprinkle so we headed back to the car, getting there right as the wind picked up and the rain came pouring down. We laughed out loud as we struggled to put down the umbrellas and get in the vehicles!
Katie and Brian, we are so excited for this new little addition! We also love the fact that you’re delivering at United, the place where both of our boys were born! We are praying that this new chapter in your family while be a smooth transition and that your little man will be safely in your arms soon!